" The solemn magic, the rare and composed decorum of Pettolecchia, its wallsbound by the silvery flicker of the olive trees and caressed by the shadows of the proud men and magnificent women who have possessed, loved and lived it…”
La storia, gli uomini, le terre
di Editta Sigrisi, Schena Editore,
The history of Pettolecchia is told with a double narrative: placing the masseria within its functional and cultural horizons while guiding it into an inner space,a place of the soul. Pettolecchia comes to life,not only through the account of its historical origins but also through the portraits of the men who built and devotedly loved it, the noble and wealthy Palmieri. The proud and tenacious men and bright, gentle women, who all played a role in the same odyssey: to bring honour to Pettolecchia, “the safehouse of liquid gold” produced by the hundreds of century old olive trees that crown the masseria .